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Legal firms with autism experience


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  • Allen and Co Solicitor
    www.allenandcosolicitor.co.uk

    Description
    Allen and Co is a solicitor’s practice based in Buckinghamshire, specialising in education and employment law. The practice  also offers advice on general Local Government matters. Education law is however, our primary area of expertise and we can provide you with guidance and advice on, school admissions and exclusions; home to school transport; special educational needs (SENDIST cases); equality and discrimination matters, as well as more general education and school issues.    Our priority is to bring to you resourceful and reliable legal advice and guidance, in a friendly but professional manner. Your solicitor will work with you, recognising your knowledge and experience, in order to try and facilitate a successful outcome for you, as painlessly as possible. Allen and Co takes on education law cases for a variety of clients, including parents, local authorities or schools. Allen and Co is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA no: 554642. Please kindly note that Allen and Co does not currently undertake legally aided work.

    Located address
    HP8 4JT

    Advocacy issues supported
    Disability , Education , Employment , Learning Disability


  • Anderson Strathern Solicitors
    www.andersonstrathern.co.uk/sectors/private-client/

    Description
    Anderson Strathern provide a full private client service which includes all forms of advice in relation to personal tax and estate planning, Wills, Executries, Trusts, power of attorney and adults with incapacity issues.

    Located address
    Senior Associate Victoria JW Simpson, 1, Rutland Court, Edinburgh EH3 8EY, tel: 0131 625 8162, fax: 0131 270 7702

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Disability , Education , Employment , Family law , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits , Wills and trusts


  • Anthony Collins Solicitors
    www.anthonycollins.com

    Description
    Anthony Collins Solicitors offer legal advice and/or representation in relation to the following services: Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Property and Financial Deputyship.  Wills and trusts for parents of children with autism and/or other disabilities Mental capacity issues, health and welfare Court of Protection proceedings and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Community care, assessment and provision, including judicial review of local authority decisions regarding the provision of/entitlement to services Mental health issues and proceedings before the first tier tribunal (mental health) and associated aftercare arrangements

    Located address
    134 , Edmund Street , Birmingham B3 2ES, tel: 0121 214 3585, fax: 0121 212 7445

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • Awdry Bailey and Douglas Solicitors
    www.awdrys.co.uk

    Description
    Legal advice regarding wills, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection and care matters. We are able to assist with these matters where persons with disabilities/vulnerable persons are concerned. We can also advise parents on wills where they wish to provide for children or other beneficiaries who are vulnerable/have disabilities.

    Located address
    38, Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3HT

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Older people , Parents/Carers


  • Bailey Smailes Solicitors
    www.baileysmailes.co.uk

    Description
    Solicitors with branches in Huddersfield and Holmfirth (West Yorkshire) with expertise in Wills, Trusts and Tax. David A. Wells qualified in 2004 and has dealt solely with this area of law since. He is a full professional member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), SFE (Solicitors For the Elderly) and the Ecclesiastical Law Society, and a student member of the Institute of Tax Advisors.

    Located address
    Solicitor David A. Wells, 6, New North Parade, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 5JP, tel: 01484 435543, fax: 01484 456190

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Wills and trusts


  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
    www.barprobono.org.uk

    Description
    Bar Pro Bono is a charity which helps to find free legal assistance from volunteer barristers. It was established to provide free advice and representation in deserving cases where Legal Aid is not available, or where the applicant is unable to afford legal assistance. Please note that the helpline is open 10.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday.

    Located address
    The National Pro Bono Centre, 48, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF, tel: 020 7092 3960


  • Ben Hoare Bell LLP
    www.benhoarebell.co.uk

    Description
    Ben Hoare Bell deal with all aspects of Community Care law and with Court of Protection welfare proceedings. They have mental health, housing, public law and criminal law departments but do not cover education. They also offer advice and representation in Family Law. The client groups they cover include those with autism, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, acquired brain injury, older people and the carers of all those groups. The health and social care department of the firm comprises female and male solicitors.

    Located address
    Consultant Simon Garlick, Ouseburn Point, 40, Shields Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE6 1DR, tel: 0191 275 2626, fax: 0191 275 2627

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Blavo & Co Solicitors
    www.legalblavo.co.uk

    Description
    I am a solicitor specialising in community care. You can telephone me directly or email me and contact in relation to your referral. I am happy to attend hospital and home visits as well as have the clients and their families come to the office, whichever is convenient for the client. If I do not have the expertise I can refer the contact to my colleagues and my supervisor who can then allocate the referral. Volunteers may be accepted to work with the service users.

    Located address
    Solicitor Shirley Otomewo, Southwark Office, The Chandlery, Unit G5, 50, WEstminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7QY, tel: 020 7953 7043

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Employment , Family law , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Bobbetts Mackan Solicitors
    www.bobbetts.co.uk

    Description
    Bobbetts Mackan offer the services of Peter Conchie, a solicitor and qualifed barrister who is able to represent prisoners and those on licence with all aspects of their sentences including parole board hearings and prison recalls.  Peter has a good understanding of autism spectrum issues and judicial review.

    Located address
    Bobbetts Mackan Solicitors and Advocates, 17, Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HB


  • Campbell Law Solicitors
    www.campbell-law.co.uk

    Description
    Solicitors' practice offering advice, assistance and representation in the areas of mental health, mental capacity and community care law. As well as the issues listed below the firm also offers support with Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection.

    Located address
    Principal Solicitor Ian Campbell, 73, High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire MK16 8AB, tel: 0845 226 8118; 07092 371177

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Campbell Smith WS
    www.camsmith.co.uk

    Description
    A firm of solicitors with experience of working with people on the autism spectrum. They have an extensive elderly client base as well as experience of applications to the Sheriff Court under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 as amended. They can also assist with a range of others issues such as education, family law, child protection, wills and trusts etc.

    Located address
    Partner Eric Scott, 33, York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP, tel: 0131 556 3737, fax: 0131 556 4114

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Disability , Education , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity


  • Caritas Legal - Paisley
    www.caritaslegal.co.uk

    Description
    Caritas Legal is a law firm which provides families with specialist legal advice where a family member has autism, aspergers,learning disability, dementia,cancer or brain injury to organise: Powers of Attorney Guardianship Applications Wills Advanced Medical Directives. We offer civil legal aid to eligible clients, particularly important where guardianship is required for a child approaching age 16. Evening, weekend and home visits available. Free workshops for charities, individuals and carer groups.

    Located address
    Room 110, St James Business Centre, Linwood Road, Paisley PA3 3AT, tel: 0141 887 0066

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • Caritas Legal Limited
    www.caritaslegal.co.uk

    Description
    Caritas Legal is a law firm based in Dunfermline, however we act for clients throughout Scotland making home visits at no extra cost. Our aim is to provide positive legal solutions to individuals, charities, and carers. We specialise in Guardianship applications and offer non means tested civil legal aid to all clients. This is especially important for parents of a child with reduced capacity who is approaching the age of 16. They must apply for guardianship in order to avoid a gap in services. It is important for all families to seek specialist legal advice where a family member has reduced capacity. This may be due to a learning disability, illness, dementia or brain injury. Caritas Legal can offer bespoke advice aimed at securing the best possible outcome for the individual. We support forward planning in the form of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directives in order to ensure that our clients are in control of their affairs, and would be happy to have an informal chat with you regarding any of the above issues.

    Located address
    Director and Principal Solicitor Lorna Brown, Unit 3, Dunfermline Business Centre, Izatt Ave, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 3BZ, tel: 01383 431101

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • Cartwright King Solicitors
    www.cartwrightking.co.uk

    Description
    The name of the service within Cartwright King Solicitors for people on the autism spectrum and family members/partners/relatives is:- Mental Health and Capacity - Autism Related Free Legal Advice. Call 0300 303 0030 for free advice and assistance. Cartwright King has experience in dealing with mental health and Court of Protection issues.

    Located address
    NG1 2LH

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Chafes Solicitors
    www.chafes.co.uk

    Description
    General legal services with a particular specialism in planning for the best inheritance structure solution.

    Located address
    Partner Robertt Brindley, Hesketh House, 16, Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1JX, tel: 01625 531676

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Older people

    Advocacy issues supported
    Employment , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Wills and trusts


  • Children's Law Centre
    www.childrenslawcentre.org

    Description
    The Children's Law Centre opened in September 1997 and is founded on the principles laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We have a free advice and information service on children’s legal issues and we also employ four solicitors and a barrister who provide advice in special educational needs. The Centre also operates an information and advice helpline for children and young people (0808 808 5678) about their rights and the laws which affect them. If you are a parents/carers or professional please contact the number below. The Centre also offers training on a range of issues such as special educational needs and autism.

    Located address
    3rd Floor Philip House, 123-137, York Street, Belfast BT15 1AB, tel: 028 90245704 , fax: 028 90245679

    Advocacy groups served
    Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Employment , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Civil Legal Advice
    www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid

    Description
    Civil Legal Advice (formerly known as Community Legal Advice (CLA)) is a free and confidential advice service paid for by legal aid. The Legal Services Commission runs the legal aid scheme and the CLA service in England & Wales. Who can use the CLA service?: People living on a low income or benefits, may be eligible for legal aid to get free specialist advice from qualified legal advisers on benefits and tax credits, debt, education, housing employment and family problems/matters. The advice is independent and confidential and covers English and Welsh law. If they are not eligible for legal aid, Civil Legal Advice will find ways to help by putting them in touch with other services.

    Located address
    Legal Aid Agency, Berkley Way, Viking Business Park, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear NE31 1SF, tel: 0845 345 4345, 0300 200 2020

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Education , Employment , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors
    www.cfrlaw.co.uk

    Description
    Cleaver Fulton Rankin provides advice in relation to wills, trust and estate planning, with a focus on providing for beneficiaries who have a learning or physical disability, or mental health issues. We deal with the administration of trusts and estates, inheritance tax planning and matters involving the Office of Care and Protection. We also have a trustee company, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Trustees Limited, which can act as a professional executor and trustee for our clients as required.

    Located address
    Director Michael Graham, 50, Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FW, tel: 028 9024 3141

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Disability , Education , Employment , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • Coodes Solicitors
    http://coodes.co.uk

    Description
    Coodes is one of the oldest law firms in Cornwall. We offer all of our clients a personal, friendly and professional service. Our experienced lawyers will take the time to listen to what you want, and discuss all the options with you, keeping you informed of your legal rights, so that the service you receive exactly fits your requirements. We will explain things in plain English and keep legal jargon to a minimum. We have an extensive network of seven offices covering Cornwall and Devon.

    Located address
    Elizabeth House, Castle Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AP

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Employment , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Coram Children's Legal Centre
    www.childrenslegalcentre.com

    Description
    Coram Children's Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. It has many years of experience in providing legal advice and representation to children, their carers and professionals throughout the UK.  The charity also has a website which provides a wide range of information to young people about their legal rights and the laws affecting them: www.lawstuff.org.uk

    Located address
    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, tel: 01206 877 910; 08088 020 008 legal advice, fax: 01206 877 963


  • Cumbria Law Centre
    www.cumbrialawcentre.org.uk

    Description
    Cumbria Law Centre provides free legal advice and representation.

    Located address
    Senior Solicitor Pete Moran, 8, Spencer Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 1BG, tel: 01228 515129, fax: 01228 515819

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Education , Employment , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Welfare benefits


  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors
    www.deightonpierceglynn.co.uk

    Description
    Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors has offices in London, London Bridge, Islington and Bristol. We specialise in housing, community care, and public and private law challenges to state abuses and state failings. Much of our casework involves human rights issues and we are listed in the legal 500. The great majority of our clients are assisted by legal aid. The firm is devoted to providing a service of the highest quality and efficiency in these highly complex and developing areas of law.

    Located address
    Founding Partners Jane Deighton, Stephen Pierce and Polly Glynn, 382, City Road, London EC1V 2QA, tel: 020 7407 0007, fax: 020 7837 7473

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Mental capacity , Welfare benefits


  • Douglas Silas Solicitors
    www.specialeducationalneeds.co.uk

    Description
    Douglas Silas Solicitors specialises in Education, Disability and Public Law, and exclusively in cases concerning Special Educational Needs (SEN). We advise and represents parents in relation to all aspects of the ‘statementing’ process from general advice right through to appeals to or against the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal. We have a national practice, although we are based in London. We also can coordinate a team of independent experts such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, etc. to help parents determine their child’s special educational needs and the necessary special educational provision to meet the. We can also help with appealing for appropriate school placements including independent, residential placements. Our website is a very popular resource for both parents and professionals due to its vast array of information about SEN. Our team is led by Douglas Silas who is a leading expert on SEN law and has been working on cases involving children & young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)/Asperger syndrome for over 15 years through which he has been involved with many hundreds of cases. We specialise exclusively in SEN and help parents of children/young people, including those appealing to the SEN & Disability Tribunal.

    Located address
    Principal Douglas Silas, Gable House, 239, Regents Park Road, Finchley, London N3 3LF, tel: 020 8349 7700, fax: 020 8349 7709

    Advocacy groups served
    Children , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Disability , Education


  • Education Law Unit
    www.edlaw.org.uk

    Description
    The Education Law Unit, part of the Govan Law Centre, is a Scotland-wide legal resource in the field of school education. Services provided include a helpline, where calls are answered by legally qualified education law specialists, email advice, legal representation at court or tribunals on matters relating to education. We also provide free or low cost training to interested groups particularly in relation to additional support needs legislation. We have several publications available to parents and school pupils about rights in education and resources and publications that can be accessed via our websites. Is able to attend education tribunals or associated appeals.

    Located address
    Orkney St Enterprise Centre, 18-20, Orkney St, Govan, Glasgow G51 2BZ, tel: 0141 445 1955

    Advocacy groups served
    Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Disability , Education , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Edwards Duthie Solicitors
    www.edwardsduthie.com

    Description
    The firm provides legal services across a range of different areas both privately and under public funding. It has been awarded a number of franchises by the Legal Services Commission including community care, housing, welfare benefits, debt, family, education, public law.

    Located address
    Practice Manager Ken Winberg, 9/15, York Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 3AD, tel: 020 8471 8115, 020 8514 9000

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Employment , Family law , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Emery Johnson Astills Solicitors
    www.johnsonastills.com

    Description
    Firm of solicitors dealing with criminal and family/care law with experience of working with people on the autism spectrum.

    Located address
    Partner Helen Johnson, 3-5, Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7AD, tel: 0116 255 4855

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Criminal justice , Family law


  • Family Law in Partnership LLP
    www.flip.co.uk

    Description
    This service has experience representing parents in family proceedings (divorce, separation, private children proceedings) where there is the additional difficulty of autism within the family (either parent or child).

    Located address
    Director Nicole Hackett, 1, Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9QL, tel: 020 7420 5000, fax: 020 7420 5005/5025

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability


  • Family Law Made Easy Solicitors
    www.flme.co.uk

    Description
    Family Law Made Easy provides expert Will, Probate and Trust advice to include: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection/Deputyship, Inheritance Tax Planning, Deeds of Trust, Obtaining Grant of Probate and Adminstration of Estates and Deed of Variation.

    Located address
    Head of Probate Department Catherine Whilby, 70, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NZ, tel: 01452 347638 or 07762 330953

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Family law , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Wills and trusts


  • Fisher Meredith
    www.fishermeredith.co.uk

    Description
    Started in 1975, Fisher Meredith is an award winning London law firm with a national reputation for its litigation teams and non-contentious legal services for individuals, businesses and organisations. The firm has won a number of industry awards over the past few years. They include:  ‘Lexcel’ the Law Society Practice Management Standard Kitemark  Law Society Race Equality Award  Law Society Gazette Centenary ‘Excellence in Practice Standards’ Award Many of the firm’s lawyers are recognised as ‘leaders in their fields’ of law. Fisher Meredith offers a diverse range of legal services that will address many of life’s legal problems. The firm has a national standing in the sector for the quality of legal advice and representation in the fields of family and children law, litigation, immigration, employment, education, crime, police and prison law, public and social welfare, property, housing, and private client legal work. As well as acting for individuals, the firm also undertakes legal work for commercial organisations, government bodies, foreign government embassies, voluntary sector agencies, local authorities, country councils, trade unions and charities.

    Located address
    Senior Partner & Head of Family Law Department Eileen (Meredith) Pembridge, Blue Skye House, 405, Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 4PT, tel: 020 7091 2700, fax: 020 7901 2800

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Employment , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • Gabb and Co Solicitors
    www.gabb.co.uk

    Description
    We offer a comprehensive private client legal service, which includes specialist advice on trusts for vulnerable and disabled beneficiaries, wills, probate, tax planning and other trust matters.

    Located address
    Solicitor Richard Vaughan, 32, Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 5NW, tel: 01873 852432, fax: 01873 857589

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Wills and trusts


  • Giles Wilson LLP
    http://www.gileswilson.co.uk

    Description
    Melinda Giles is a Solicitor who specialises in matters surrounding capacity and Wills and Trusts. She has many years of experience in dealing with vulnerable adults and children.

    Located address
    Partner Melinda Giles, 1711, London Road, Leigh on Sea , Essex SS9 2SW, tel: 01702 477 106, fax: 01702 470 206

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Mental capacity


  • Goodmans Law Ltd
    www.goodmanslaw.co.uk

    Description
    A firm of specialist Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Public Law Solicitors.

    Located address
    Director and Solicitor Ian Cohen, Wellington House, 4-6, St Johns Road, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 9QG, tel: 0151 257 6000, fax: 0151 257 6040

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Learning Disability


  • Gorvins Solicitors
    www.gorvins.com

    Description
    Provides legal advice to parents and families in relation to Will planning (with the use of trusts to protect vulnerable beneficiaries), Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.

    Located address
    Partner Christine Thornley, Dale House, Tiviot Dale, Stockport SK1 1TA, tel: 0161 930 5151, fax: 0161 930 5252

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Wills and trusts


  • Hansen Palomares Solicitors
    www.hansenpalomares.co.uk

    Description
    A specialist team of litigation lawyers working for disabled people, welfare benefit claimants, the homeless, migrants and victims of accidents and negligent lawyers.  Provides legal advice and representation in housing. Hansen Palomares Solicitiors can also work in Spanish and Portuguese.

    Located address
    Partner Maria Palomares, 153 , Kennington Road, London SE11 6SF, tel: 020 7640 4600, fax: 020 7640 4610

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Mental capacity , Welfare benefits


  • Henry Hyams
    www.henryhyams.com

    Description
    Katy Cowans is a Prison lawyer with experience of working with inmates who are on the autism spectrum. Henry Hyams provides specialist services in various areas of the law and has dealt with people on the autism spectrum in various areas.

    Located address
    Solicitor Katy Cowans, 7, South Parade, Leeds LS1 5QE, tel: 0113 243 2288, fax: 0113 246 0283

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Criminal justice , Family law , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Hodge Jones & Allen LLP Solicitors
    www.hja.net

    Description
    Hodge Jones & Allen LLP is a London law firm offering legal advice. Our professional yet sympathetic solicitors provide clients with a service. Hodge Jones & Allen solicitors in London NW1. Key services: Personal Injury Claims, Criminal Defence, Serious Fraud, Divorce and Family Law, Wills, Trusts & Probate, Clinical Negligence, Litigation and Disputes, Military Claims, Civil liberties and Human Rights, and Housing Law. 24 hour service: 24 hour police station emergency: If you have been arrested outside of our office hours, you can contact us, 24 hours, on 07659 111192. 24 hour personal injury claims: For new personal injury enquiries, you can visit our personal injury claims website for round the clock assistance or call the freephone number 0800 437 0320. WE specialise in criminal defence work and have a specialist youth department.

    Located address
    Consultant Solicitor Graeme Hydari, 180, North Gower Street, London NW1 2NB, tel: 020 7874 8395, fax: 020 7874 8306

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health

    Advocacy issues supported
    Criminal justice


  • Howells Solicitors LLP
    www.howellsllp.com

    Description
    We have expert teams in nearly all areas of law affecting individuals. We have more than 30 years experience in providing high quality legal advice. We have a sympathetic and holistic approach.

    Located address
    Solicitor Joanna Grant, 7, Castle Street, Sheffield S3 8LT, tel: 0114 249 6666, fax: 0114 279 9746

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Employment , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
    www.irwinmitchell.com

    Description
    This is a firm of solicitors providing advice under legal aid contracts for community care and public law.  There is expertise in the above, plus education, mental health/capacity, medical treatment and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) etc. This is a nationwide firm with offices across the United Kingdom (UK), offering all aspects of the law.

    Located address
    Partner Alex Rook, 40, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1N 2PZ, tel: 020 7421 3907, fax: 020 7242 5973

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Disability , Education , Employment , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • John Ford Solicitors
    www.johnfordsolicitors.co.uk

    Description
    Founded in 1985, the firm developed a broad legal aid practice for many years but has responded to the need to offer specialist advice and representation by concentrating nowadays on public law issues. These are mainly in the field of education, community care and public law - disputes involving certain authorities and government departments. The firm gained franchises in these categories as soon as they were available. Public funding is used whenever possible and the firm holds the relevant contracts from the Legal Services Commission. This is a solicitors' firm acting privately and using legal aid in education law, public law and community care as well as discrimination, court of protection work and information law. In Education Law, they are able to attend education tribunals or associated appeals.

    Located address
    Founder and Principal John Ford, 3a, Blackstock Road, London N4 2JF, tel: 020 8800 6464, fax: 020 8800 6066

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Education , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity


  • Julie Eveleigh Solicitors
    http://www.julieeveleighsolicitors.co.uk

    Description
    The service provides help with Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and plans, existing statements of special educational needs (SEN), transfer reviews, annual reviews and appeals to the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) tribunal (contents of the statement/EHC plan and school/other placement). It caters for parents of children and young people with all types of SEN.

    Located address
    Principal Julie Eveleigh, 23, Ellerton Road, London SW18 3NG, tel: 020 8871 0180

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Education


  • Just For Kids Law
    www.justforkidslaw.org

    Description
    As part of Lawrence & Co solicitors, the firm provides legal representation to young people (usually under 18 but exceptionally under 21). Its area of legal expertise is within the criminal justice system, including anti-social behaviour orders, but there are other solicitors with specialism in immigration, personal injury, family matters. Clients are also referred to relevant legal services that are not provided in-house such as civil actions against the police. Just for Kids Law provides advice, advocacy and assistance to young people in whatever area they need assistance; education, housing, acceptable behaviour contracts. Because of the nature of the work, the firm works closely with young people with learning difficulties, emotional behavioural difficulties and more severe mental health problems. It specialises in representing children with these difficulties and litigating for their level of understanding within the criminal justice system. The leading case in this country on effective participation was brought by the firm. It has experience of working with young people who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Just for Kids Law provides advocacy, support and assistance to young people in difficulty; particularly those in trouble with the law, looked after children and those at risk of exclusion from school.

    Located address
    Executive Director Shauneen Lambe, 180, North Gower Street, London NW1 2NB, tel: 020 3174 2279

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Criminal justice , Education


  • Langley Wellington Solicitors
    www.educationlawyers.co.uk

    Description
    A specialist team of Lawyers headed by Imelda Brennan who act for parents and foster parents seeking legal advice to take them through the entire SENDIST process.  Many parents find it difficult to deal with the statementing and appeals process and their Solicitor guides them through it.  Langley Wellington Solicitors offer an empathetic and sympathetic ear and deal with clients right across the country.  They have a very high success record with SENDIST appeals - approximately 99%.  A significant number of these cases involve children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The team also deal with school admissions, school exclusions and Post 16 / Post 19 educational provision.

    Located address
    Solicitor Imelda Brennan, Royal House, 60, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1EP, tel: 01452 555166, fax: 01452 533632

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Disability , Education , Learning Disability


  • Langleys
    www.langleys.com

    Description
    The Health and Social Care Unit at Langleys Solicitors is headed by Susan McKendry. Our experienced team provides advice & representation in court of protection, medical treatment & community care. We represent clients with learning disabilities, those on the autistic spectrum and with mental health issues.

    Located address
    Partner Susan McKendry, Queens House, Micklegate, York YO1 6WG, tel: 01904 610886, fax: 01904 611086

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Learning Disability , Mental capacity


  • Law Centres Network
    www.lawcentres.org.uk

    Description
    The Law Centres Federation supports and promotes Law Centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Law Centres are not-for-profit legal practices providing free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people. There are 56 Law Centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, staffed by solicitors and barristers who specialise in areas of civil law including employment, housing, discrimination, welfare benefits, education and immigration. The website includes contact details of local Law Centres.  Please note that the Law Centres Federation does not provide legal advice. Please contact a local Law Centre for legal advice.

    Located address
    Director Julie Bishop, 64, Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR, tel: 020 7749 9120

    Advocacy issues supported
    Education , Employment , Welfare benefits


  • Leigh Day & Co Solicitors
    www.leighday.co.uk

    Description
    Leigh Day & Co were established in 1987. Their aim is to remain a niche firm specialising in the more complex aspects of personal injury and human rights law. They are committed to achieving access to justice for all including full, fair compensation by providing first-rate legal advice. They have particular interest and expertise in the following areas - personal injury, clinical negligence, human rights, abuse and discrimination law and have worked on numerous cases for people with autism and autistic spectrum type disabilities. Leigh Day & Co have also represented adults and children with autism and autistic type disabilities in claims for clinical negligence, sexual abuse and legal challenges to inadequate health and social services and education.

    Located address
    Partner Alison Millar, Priory House, 25, St John's Lane, London EC1M 4LB, tel: 020 7650 1200, fax: 020 7253 4433

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Education , Employment , Learning Disability , Mental capacity


  • Lester Aldridge LLP
    http://www.lesteraldridge.com

    Description
    We are a firm of solicitors based on the South Coast and in London, offering a wide range of services including advice on wills, trusts, tax planning, powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications.  We have experience in advising clients with dependants and family members who have learning and /or physical disabilities to ensure that their loved ones are adequately provided for in the future.

    Located address
    Legal Advisor Melanie Wilkins, Russell House, Oxford Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EX, tel: 01202 786333, fax: 01202 786170

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Generic , Learning Disability , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Mental capacity , Wills and trusts


  • Let's Talk ASN
    Description
    Let’s Talk ASN is a free service for the parents of children with additional support needs who may require support in relation to a dispute or potential dispute with an education authority. The service also covers young people (aged 16 or 17) with additional support needs themselves. The service can be used by anyone who has the right to make a reference (a type of appeal) to the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASNTS). The Let’s Talk ASN service offers specialist independent advocacy throughout the process, and all cases are supervised by an experienced education law solicitor.

    Located address
    c/o Govan Law Centre, 18-20, Orkney Street, Glasgow G51 2BZ, tel: 0141 445 1955

    Advocacy groups served
    Children , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Education


  • Linford Law
    www.gillianlinfordlaw.com

    Description
    Advice on Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and Court of Protection for parents of people on the autism spectrum, or for those people themselves who have sufficient capacity to deal with the matter in question.

    Located address
    7, Arrowsmith Court, Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Learning Disability , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Learning Disability , Mental capacity


  • Longmores Solicitors LLP
    www.longmores-solicitors.co.uk

    Description
    Provides legal advice to individuals and their families.

    Located address
    Partner Richard Horwood, 24, Castle Street, Hertford SG14 1HP, tel: 01992 300333, fax: 01992 552662

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Masefield Solicitors LLP
    www.masefield-solicitors.co.uk

    Description
    At Masefield Solicitors LLP we are able to provide services for trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advance decisions and deputyships. Charles Masefield is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). A will can make provision to protect vulnerable members of your family and to provide for dependant relatives who may have special needs. Wills can be used to create a trust after your death.

    Located address
    Worcester Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1PN

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Family law , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Match Solicitors
    www.matchsolicitors.com

    Description
    Match Solicitors specialises in Education Law offering clients a solution on all education related issues. Anita Chopra (partner) is specialist in special educational needs (SEN) and statements, disability claims, appeals to tribunals and all children related matters and has worked on hundreds of such cases.

    Located address
    Partner Anita Chopra, 3 Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London EC4A 3DQ, tel: 020 7353 6881, fax: 020 7353 6882

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Disability , Education , Employment , Learning Disability


  • Maxwell Gillott Solicitors
    www.maxwellgillott.com

    Description
    Elaine Maxwell, Eleanor Wright, Angela Jackman and Imogen Jolley are leading practitioners nationally in education law, particularly special educational needs Also cover related fields of community care and respite support with dedicated team of 15 education solicitors and 10 advisers. Initial telephone helpline support available on 0845 388 0108. Offices in Lancaster, London, Birmingham, Wimbledon, Newcastle upon Tyne and Manchester, although all advisors deal with clients from across the country. We are the largest provider of legally aided education law advice to individuals in England and Wales. All work relates to education, health or community care provision, covering Tribunals as well as judicial reviews. Includes exclusions, failure to provide appropriate education, and disability discrimination claims as well as actions against social services on community care. Also able to act where parents need tripartite funding from education health and social services. Expertise on community care and health provision enables full support for new Education Health and Cared Plans. Can provide advice on questions arising over the capacity of individuals affected by autism, and guide both them and their carers through the Court of Protection processes. Several advisors have family members with ASD and all receive extensive training on the educational and medical issues of autism. Also provide training and seminars for both parent groups and other advisors in the field.

    Located address
    Solicitor, Education and Community Care Elaine Maxwell, King's Yard, High Street, Lancaster LA1 1LA, tel: 01524 596080, fax: 01524 840811

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Education , Learning Disability


  • McClure Collins Ltd
    www.courtlawyer.co.uk

    Description
    Legal firm with a focus on welfare law and a keen interest in social justice. Most of our work is Legal Aided.

    Located address
    Solicitor Anne Bolger, 139, Allison St, Glasgow G42 8RY, tel: 0141 423 7181, fax: 0141 423 7022

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • McCormacks Law Ltd
    www.mccormacks.co.uk

    Description
    The service defends young people in the criminal justice system both at police stations and in court.

    Located address
    Director Andrew Palazzo, 122, Mile End Road, London E1 4UN, tel: 020 7791 2000, fax: 020 7790 5846

    Advocacy groups served
    Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health

    Advocacy issues supported
    Criminal justice , Education


  • MKB Law Solicitors
    www.mkblaw.co.uk

    Description
    MKB Law provides legal services across a broad spectrum, including matrimonial and family, the only area of law we do not practise is criminal law. Anne Marie Kelly, partner in the family law department, a solicitor with 25 years' experience, is a member of the Children Order Panel and the Northern Ireland Guardian ad Litem Agency Panel. She represents children in specified proceedings, including care and adoption. She is the author of papers on the rights of the child, and has helped to train social workers in court room techniques. Anne Marie Kelly also works in education law. She receives referrals from Autism Northern Ireland and from SENAC (an advocacy service for children with special educational needs). She has been successful in a number of judicial reviews including a case where a child was not receiving appropriate education in a mainstream school, where, following the judicial review, the outcome is that a supportive specialist school placement has been found for him, and his educational potential is being maximised. She has been successful in challenging in a case a Stage 3 Code of Practice had not been put in place. She is involved in an ongoing application for leave to bring judicial review proceedings concerning provision of ASD units. MKB Law operates a full legal aid service. If a case is considered worthy of judicial investigation, a full legal aid certificate is then applied for in the name of the child.

    Located address
    Director Solicitor Anne Marie Kelly, 14-18, Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, tel: 028 9024 2450

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Disability , Education , Family law , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Welfare benefits , Wills and trusts


  • Moore Blatch LLP
    www.educationlawsolutions.co.uk

    Description
    We are a firm of solicitors that specialise in Education Law, offering our clients a bespoke solution to education law related problems. We apply our in depth knowledge of local authorities exclusively for the benefit of children and their families. We offer pragmatic, clear advice to our clients, we act effectively and efficiently guiding our clients every step of the way. Our work spans the entire arena of education law related issues including exclusions, admissions, special educational needs (SEN), school transport, failure to provide suitable education, disability discrimination, race discrimination, bullying, negligence, complaints, appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal and applications to the High Court.

    Located address
    Head of Education Leena Hurloll, Education Law Department, 2, The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1PL, tel: 020 8744 0766, fax: 020 8332 8630

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Disability , Education , Family law , Learning Disability


  • Morrish Solicitors LLP
    www.morrishsolicitors.com

    Description
    Morrish Solicitors represent individuals from all backgrounds and are dedicated to protecting people's rights. Services include employment rights law (discrimination, unfair dismissal, redundancy), wills, estate administration and trusts, family law.

    Located address
    Associate Solicitor Toni Haynes, Oxford House, Oxford Row, Leeds LS1 3BE, tel: 033 3344 9600

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Employment , Family law , Wills and trusts


  • My Brief Solicitors
    www.mybrief.com

    Description
    We can offer a full service to help individuals and their families caught up in the criminal process. Can offer legal aid for criminal matters.

    Located address
    Senior Solicitor and Owner Jeremy Betts, The Joiners, Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ, tel: 01634 544544, fax: 01634 757157

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Criminal justice


  • Nelsons Solicitors
    www.nelsonslawyers.co.uk/

    Description
    Andrew Bryson is a Partner at Nelsons Solicitors with experience of representing clients with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before all courts and the Mental Health Tribunal.

    Located address
    Partner Andrew Bryson, 326, Main Street, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4EG, tel: 01324 613316, fax: 01324 613317

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Criminal justice , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Nicholas Wray
    Description
    Nicholas Wray is a solicitor/advocate working primarily in the criminal justice system. He has family experience with people on the spectrum and his legal expertise is in criminal matters and cases. He has a particular interest in representing people of all ages with any type of disability. Nick is able to offer free telephone advice for those coming into contact with the criminal justice system and struggling with educational issues or lack of diagnosis. This advisory service is offered often in emergency situations with a view to directing people to appropriate information, help and resources in their area.

    Located address
    Solicitor Nick Wray, 3, Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1LZ, tel: 01284 701131

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Criminal justice


  • Olliers Solicitors
    http://www.olliers.com

    Description
    This is a service on criminal defence. The contact moved to Olliers from RH Law in February 2014. He has proactive representation at the police station and court, much experience of autistic clients and trained in autism awareness. The contact is a criminal defence solicitor with much experience of representing adults and young people who are on the autism spectrum.

    Located address
    Solicitor Alex Preston, 11, Duke Street, Castlefield, Manchester, Manchester M3 4NF, tel: 0161 834 1515, fax: 0161 839 0804

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Criminal justice , Employment


  • Onions & Davies Solicitors
    www.onionsanddavies.co.uk

    Description
    This law practice specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, succession planning and various related advice for people with autism spectrum disorders, their families and their carers. Succession/protection advice for people with learning difficulties, their families and carers. Advice on how clients' financial situation & health/welfare can be looked after if something happens (death/incapacity) to their parents/carers.

    Located address
    91, Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3AF

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Pannone LLP
    www.pannone.com

    Description
    The Disability Rights and Public Law Unit at Pannone specialises in all aspects of disability rights with particular emphasis on community care, health, mental capacity and human rights. Our solicitors deal with all kinds of disability-related problems with a practical, sensitive and rights-based approach, from general advice through to legal proceedings in the European Court of Human Rights. We tackle each aspect of a legal problem seeking solutions as quickly, efficiently and cost effectively as possible with public funding (legal aid) also available. We understand the law in all its many forms, and our aim is to solve problems without fuss or fanfare and in a calm and professional way.

    Located address
    Partner Richard Copson, 123, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BU, tel: 0161 909 3000, fax: 0161 909 5502

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Employment , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • Parry Law
    www.parrylaw.co.uk

    Description
    Parry Law is a firm of solicitors with a large private client department dealing with wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate, trusts and Court of Protection work.

    Located address
    Lloyds Bank Chambers, 144/146, High Street, Herne Bay CT6 5NJ, tel: 01227 276 276, fax: 01227 373 606

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Wills and trusts


  • Pearson Fielding Solicitors
    www.pearson-fielding.co.uk

    Description
    Andrew Pearson is a solicitor/advocate and leads a specialist team who provide advice, assistance and representation for young people and adults at the police station, courts and on appeal.  The firm holds a franchise in Criminal Law with the Legal Services Commission together with the Law Society 'Lexcel' Quality Accreditation Standard. Andrew is a solicitor with over 30 years of experience, almost exclusively within criminal defence work.  During that period he has represented defendants who have exhibited difficulties right across the autistic spectrum often complicated by multiple learning disabilities and mental health problems. The practice has regular recourse to seeking expert assistance when preparing for the defence of such individuals to include commissioning reports from clinical psychologists and forensic psychiatrists as well as having access to educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists etc.   Andrew Pearson has a particular personal interest in this area of law as he is the father of two autistic teenage boys.  He thus has considerable “hands on” experience in this area. Andrew is also a Governor of two Special Schools; one in the maintained sector and one in the private sector.  One of the schools is a specifically designated ASD school having Autism Accreditation and scoring outstanding in its latest Ofsted Inspection.  In his capacity as a Governor of those two schools, Andrew has received considerable training to supplement his personal experiences.

    Located address
    Solicitor/Advocate Andrew Pearson, Trueman Court, Trueman Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 2BA, tel: 0151 236 3636, fax: 0151 236 3630

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Criminal justice


  • Peter Edwards Law
    www.peteredwardslaw.com

    Description
    Merseyside-based human rights lawyers fighting for the rights of vulnerable adults.

    Located address
    Director Peter Edwards, Ventura House, 8, Market Street, Hoylake, Merseyside CH47 2AE, tel: 0151 632 6699, fax: 0151 632 0090

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Pickup and Scott
    www.pickupandscott.co.uk

    Description
    Firm of solicitors providing public funded work as well as specialised private client expertise. We can assist with mental health, family law and wills and trusts. We take clients from throughout England though our Mental Health service covers Bucks, Beds, Herts, Oxon, Northants, and London.

    Located address
    Private Client Legal Executive Kathryn Sykes, 6, Bourbon Street, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 5AQ, tel: 01296 397794

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Employment , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • Public Law Solicitors
    www.publiclawsolicitors.co.uk

    Description
    Public Law Solicitors are a Birmingham-based firm of solicitors specialising in public law, human rights and community care law. They act for clients across England and Wales in challenges to central and local government and other public bodies. They also specialised in judicial review and litigation. Most of their work is funded through Legal Aid. They teach regularly on training courses, including the national Community Care Update article for Legal Action, the main professional publication for legal practitioners in the social welfare field.

    Located address
    Partner Karen Ashton, 8th Floor, Albany House, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4BD, tel: 0121 256 0326, fax: 0121 622 1426

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Rainscourt Family Law Solicitors
    http://www.rainscourt.com

    Description
    We are a firm of family law solicitors located in central Milton Keynes. We specialise and advocate on behalf of our clients in divorce, financial disputes and private children proceedings. We represent clients living all over the world in respect of the resolution of their family law issues in this jurisdiction, England and Wales. We offer our clients our experience of day to day dealing with complex international family law issues.

    Located address
    Managing Partner Katie Rainscourt, Luminous House, 300, South Row, Milton Keynes MK9 2FR, tel: 01908 904064

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability

    Advocacy issues supported
    Family law


  • Renaissance Legal
    www.renaissancelegal.co.uk

    Description
    Renaissance Legal is a niche law firm based in the South East of England. We specialise in asset preservation for families and carers of a disabled or vulnerable person. Philip Warford, Managing Director of Renaissance Legal is recognised as one of a small number of lawyers specialising in this area of the law. Philip regularly holds legal clinics and seminars for Mencap, The Carer’s Centre, Amaze in Brighton and PIP in Croydon. In addition he speaks at training and educational events across the region. Our main aim is to help families put legal structures in place to protect a disabled or vulnerable person. We are known for our empathy and practical approach towards often sensitive situations. Our service is tailored to suit each Client’s personal circumstances, being flexible and responsive to our Client’s needs. Our range of specialist services include: Wills Discretionary Trusts & Disabled Person’s Trust Administration of Trusts Powers of Attorney Inheritance Tax Planning Court of Protection We can offer home visits, fixed rate fees and cover the South East of England and London. For further information please visit our website www.renaissancelegal.co.uk Renaissance Legal is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority ID:566317

    Located address
    Managing Director Philip Warford, Tower Point, 44, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YR, tel: 0845 505 60 50

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • RH Law
    www.rhlawsolicitors.co.uk

    Description
    RH Law is a criminal defence practice. We can help those under arrest or accused of a crime. We have a particular interest in representing those on the autism spectrum or with learning difficulties.

    Located address
    Partner, solicitor Alex Preston, 140, Kingsway, Manchester M19 1BB, tel: 0161 286 1111

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Criminal justice


  • Ridley and Hall, Solicitors
    www.ridleyandhall.co.uk

    Description
    Ridley and Hall provides specialist legal advice in all aspects of welfare benefits and community care law. The firm has a national profile for its expertise. Although we are based in West Yorkshire, individuals and families across the country benefit from our friendly, knowledgeable but vigorous approach to problem-solving. We offer Legal Help (free) advice to those eligible to receive it.

    Located address
    Queens House, 35, Market Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2HL, tel: 01484 538421, fax: 01484 533076

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Learning Disability , Welfare benefits


  • RMNJ Solicitors
    www.rmnj.co.uk

    Description
    RMNJ provide a range of mental health legal services.  They are able to provide advice, assistance and representation in all aspects of work under the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and in the area of Community Care. RMNJ have acted in over 6000 cases ranging from Mental Health Tribunals to the Court of Appeal and have also undertaken many cases relating to the Court of Protection and advised on issues relating to the Mental Capacity Act.

    Located address
    Solicitor-Partner Richard Nicholas, 63, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead CH41 5JF, tel: 0151 6470000, fax: 0151 647 0002

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • S J Beale HR Consult Ltd
    www.sjbealehrconsult.co.uk

    Description
    Employment tribunal claims management and employment tribunal representation service.

    Located address
    Director Sandra Beale, Moulton Park Business Centre, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6AQ, tel: 07762771290, fax: 0870 7065603

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people

    Advocacy issues supported
    Employment


  • Scottish Child Law Centre
    www.sclc.org.uk

    Description
    The Scottish Child Law Centre is an independent charitable organisation, based in Edinburgh, which provides services to the whole of Scotland. The aim of the Centre is to promote knowledge and use of Scots law and children's rights for the benefit of children and young people in Scotland. We provide a free legal advice service, by telephone, email and text message, on all aspects of Scots law relating to children and young people, including education; health; social work; divorce; residence; contact; children's rights; youth offenders; and access to files. We are also working in conjunction with Barnardos on a new Project 'Take Note' which provides information and support on the Additional Support Needs of children and young people. In addition the Centre provides training on all aspects of the law in Scotland as it affects children and young people. New freecall tel. no. for under 21s to call from mobiles 0300 330 1421. There is a freephone for under 21s calling from landlines on 0800 328 8970.

    Located address
    54, East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9HD, tel: 0131 667 6333

    Advocacy groups served
    Children , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Family law , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd
    www.scomo.com

    Description
    We give legal advice. It specialises in representing: patients detained under the Mental Health Act; people with mental health problems, learning difficulties or physical disabilities; prisoners; children; and vulnerable asylum seekers.

    Located address
    Director Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, Office 7, 19, Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB, tel: 020 7485 5588, fax: 020 7485 5577

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health


  • SEN Legal
    www.senlegal.co.uk

    Description
    Independent advice about your rights and options including: Special Education Needs (How to obtain a diagnosis; Establishing your child's special educational needs; Defining what your child's education should be and obtaining it; Evidence and finding suitable experts; Assessments, Statementing and Reviews; Statement contents; Dealing with school refusal; Inclusion in main stream (if preferred); Independent specialist school placement; Combatting reduction in your child's specialist teaching or therapy; Enforcement of the provision in your child's statement; SEN Tribunals advice and representation); Exclusions (Advice and representation); Education otherwise / home tuition (Advice and representation); Admissions (Advice and representation); Former pupils (Advice and representation).

    Located address
    Units 3-4 Forbes Business Centre, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7AR, tel: 01284 723952, fax: 01284 702008


  • Sinclairslaw
    www.sinclairslaw.co.uk

    Description
    Sinclairslaw is a specialist law firm that represents vulnerable people and in particular specialises in education law. They have represented hundreds of clients with autism spectrum disorder through the statutory assessment process on to the statementing process and finally have represented a number of these clients at Special Educational Needs Tribunals. In addition, they assist families who are having difficulty with children with emotional behavioural difficulties and autism-related conditions. They have secured social services provision for these children and have taken a number of cases to the High Court to ensure that these children have received the support that they are entitled to from the social services and education department. Sinclairs also assists University students and parents of children who have been excluded. Sinclairs holds free parent seminars on education law matters throughout England and Wales. They are able to attend education tribunals or associated appeals. An SEN helpline service is provided on 02920 706444. Callers to the helpline should leave a message on the answering machine and they will be called back. The Birmingham office deals mainly with SEN and higher education issues. The Penarth office deals with SEN, higher education and other issues. Sinclairslaw now has an office in Twickenham, London, with dedicated Education Law solicitors on hand to assist. They may be contacted on 020 8891 4488.

    Located address
    Partner and Head of Department Andrew Barrowclough, Windsor Chambers, 36, Windsor Terrace, Penarth CF64 1AB, tel: 029 2070 6444, fax: 029 2071 1199

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Employment , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Slater Heelis LLP
    http://www.slaterheelis.co.uk/

    Description
    Slater Heelis is a firm of solicitors providing a wide range of specialist legal help to individuals and businesses. Offers advice on Personal Injury Claims, Medical Negligence Claims, Family Matters, Wills, Probate and Trusts, Residential and Business Conveyancing and Employment matters. Karen Chadderton, a Legal Executive at the firm, used to be a volunteer with the NAS Tribunal Support Scheme and has assisted many parents in making appeals to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal and therefore has experience in that matter. Karen's awareness of autism could also be helpful in assisting clients with autism spectrum disorder when seeking advice on other matters.

    Located address
    Lawyer Karen Chadderton, 16, School Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 7XP, tel: 0161 905 0498, fax: 0161 973 1018

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults

    Advocacy issues supported
    Education , Employment , Wills and trusts


  • Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC)
    www.senac.co.uk

    Description
    SENAC offers independent advice, information and advocacy to parents of children and young people with learning difficulties, on all aspects of the statutory framework of special educational needs provision in NI. We operate a confidential telephone advice line on 028 9079 5779. We also offer a children’s advocate to represent children and parents at school and Board level. Parents often use our service for advice on wording of Statements , letter writing and communications with schools and Boards. Our Helpline is run by trained volunteers and we offer training at regular intervals for those interested in offering their skills and experience. SENAC also work with many organizations and all political parties on policy change and development.

    Located address
    Graham House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH, tel: 028 9070 5654, fax: 028 9095 0880

    Advocacy groups served
    Learning Disability , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Education


  • Spectrum Specialist Consultancy Ltd
    http://spectrumspecialistconsultancy.com

    Description
    Dr Fiona Scott is a Chartered Psychologist with formal training in International ADOS and ADI-R Tracker with a specialism in ASD. As well as diagnostic and assessment services, she provides training in ADOS and ADI-R to professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, speech and language therapists etc). This can be delivered in-house or in Cambridge. ASD Workshops and Study Days for professionals cover all aspects of ASD and are developed to meet the needs of clients. Dr Scott also provides support, advice and information relating to an individual or family member with a diagnosis of ASD. Dr Scott is a member of the British Psychological Society, Health Professions Council, Royal Society of Medicine and Society of Expert Witnesses. Expert reports can be provided on any case where expertise in autism and autism spectrum, including Asperger Syndrome, is required. Dr Scott has experience in preparing expert reports for family law cases and criminal cases. She has prepared over 100 reports in the last 10 years. For further information please contact Dr Fiona Scott.

    Located address
    Chartered Psychologist Dr Fiona Scott, 10, Wellington Street, Cambridge CB1 1HW, tel: 07966 485596


  • Stephensons Solicitors LLP
    http://www.stephensons.co.uk/

    Description
    Stephensons offer legal advice & representation in a number of types of law with specialist teams offering assistance to you when you need it.

    Located address
    Partner, Head of Public Law & Human Rights Dept Mike Pemberton, 10-14, Library Street , Wigan WN1 1NN, tel: 01942 774330, fax: 01942 774543

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Steve Kelly
    Description
    Steve Kelly is a qualified solicitor with experience of working with people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He can provide legal advice on a variety of matters in relation to Scots Law, with particular emphasis on criminal justice. Using his knowledge of other law firms he can also signpost people on if they have a particular need.

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Criminal justice , Disability , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Stones Solicitors LLP
    www.stones-solicitors.co.uk

    Description
    David Harris is a member of the Education Law Association. Prior to entering the law in 1987 he was an Assistant Director of Education. He is able to attend tribunals or associated appeals. The general email address for Stones Solicitors is mail@stones-solicitors.co.uk

    Located address
    Litigation Manager David Harris, Linacre House, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon EX1 1UG, tel: 01392 666777, fax: 01392 666770

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability

    Advocacy issues supported
    Education , Learning Disability


  • Swain & Co Solicitors
    Description
    Swain & Co Solicitors can advise on special needs, admissions/exclusions, accidents, negligence in schools, bullying, compensation, challenging decisions and results issues. We can provide detailed and practical advice including free first advice. Public fundings (previously known as legal aid) may be available. We have a legal aid contract in education. We can handle claims based on a failure to recognise a child's disability and provide an appropriate education.

    Located address
    Partner Mr Graeme Swain, 3-5, South Street, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1BU, tel: 023 9248 33322, fax: 023 9248 3366

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Tayntons LLP Solicitors
    www.tayntons.co.uk

    Description
    Tayntons LLP Solicitors offer specialist help and guidance to parents who have children with special educational needs. Whatever the age of the child, they will help you identify the particular nature and level of extra educational support he or she may be entitled to. This includes students who are in further education. They will then guide you through the stages, whether at nursery or school level, of requesting a statutory assessment from your local authority and the subsequent statementing process. Tayntons can also help if you have had an assessment request refused or you are not satisfied with the outcome of one.  They can guide you through the formal appeals and tribunal process.

    Located address
    8-12 , Clarence Street, Gloucester GL1 1DZ

    Advocacy issues supported
    Education


  • TC Young Turnbull & Ward
    www.tcyoung.co.uk

    Description
    TC Young Turnbull & Ward has experience in adult incapacity law and associated areas of law in Scotland. Adrian Ward pioneered the devlopment of Adult Incapacity Law in Scotland and Lesley Hunt is a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Incapacity and Mental Disability Law. We can also offer legal advice on adults with incapacity cases which have become difficult or complex. Our team includes Alison Hempsey who, alongside Lesley and Adrian is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. The team is supported by our private client and litigation departments.

    Located address
    Partner Lesley Hurst, 54, Main Street, Barrhead G78 1RB, tel: 0141 881 2357

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Employment , Family law , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts


  • The Children's Legal Practice Ltd
    www.childrenslegalpractice.com

    Description
    The Children's Legal Practice are a private practice of solicitors with expertise in education, child protection and Children Act cases. They frequently assist parents in securing a statement of special educational needs and appropriate education provision for their child.

    Located address
    Solicitor/Director Sarah Palmer, Eefore House, Unit E4, Fareham Heights, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 8XT, tel: 01329 823322, fax: 01329 822234

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Disability , Education , Family law , Learning Disability


  • The Owen Kenny Partnership
    http://www.owenkenny.co.uk

    Description
    Offers legal advice in relation to most areas of the law including wills and trusts, family and litigation.

    Located address
    Solicitor Emily Allchurch, 38, South Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1EL, tel: 01243 790532

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Thorley Stephenson SSC
    www.thorleystephenson.com

    Description
    Thorley Stephenson SSC is an Edinburgh based law firm providing a wide range of legal services in civil and criminal court cases. The firm has experience of supporting people affected by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

    Located address
    Partner Mark Thorley, 51, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LL, tel: 0131 556 9599, fax: 0131 556 1321

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Mental Health

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Criminal justice , Family law , Mental health


  • Thorntons LLp Arbroath
    www.thorntons-law.co.uk

    Description
    Sandra Sutherland, a Partner at Thorntons Solicitors, provides all types of legal services for a wide range of clients with mental health problems and learning disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

    Located address
    Partner Sandra Sutherland, Brothockbank House, Arbroath DD11 1NE, tel: 01241 872683

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Education , Employment , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits


  • Tower Hamlets Law Centre
    www.thlc.co.uk

    Description
    The service provides free general and specialist legal advice and assistance on all general education queries including: exclusions (fixed term and permanent); special educational needs (SEN) - the statementing process, (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) SENDS appeals, annual reviews, transport requests, representation at SENDS tribunals; school admissions and appeals; bullying; complaints to schools, colleges, universities, local education authority; further and higher education matters, ie education maintenance allowance (EMA), withdrawals from course and eligibility as home students.

    Located address
    Centre Manager Sue Brown, St Anne Street, off 789, Commercial Road, London E14 7HG, tel: 020 7247 8998, fax: 0203 725 7807

    Advocacy groups served
    Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Education


  • Turcan Connell, Solicitors and Asset Managers
    www.turcanconnell.com

    Description
    Turcan Connell is a firm of solicitors and asset managers based in Scotland. We focus on the needs of private individuals, owners and managers of land, and charities. A multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, tax planners, investment managers and financial planners work together out of Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Guernsey to provide our clients with all the services they need

    Located address
    Partner Peter S Littlefield, Princes Exchange, 1, Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9EE, tel: 0131 228 8111, fax: 0131 228 8118

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults

    Advocacy issues supported
    Wills and trusts


  • Turner's Solicitors
    www.educationlawspecialists.co.uk

    Description
    Provides legal advice to parents of children with special needs. Much of their work involves guiding parents through the maze of statutory assessment and statementing. They deal with appeals to the special educational needs tribunal and advise parents on the appropriate evidence that is needed to bring a successful appeal. They advise parents on how to improve the special needs provision within the school and on obtaining residential placements, often in independent, out of county schools. Turner's Solicitors also assist parent in getting the right community care provision at home, so their family and other children can have a break from the responsibilities of caring.

    Located address
    Solicitor and Principal of Turner's Solicitors Emma Turner, Great Barn, Ewenny, Bridgend, Glamorgan CF35 5AE, tel: 01656 768500

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Disability , Education


  • TV Edwards LLP
    www.tvedwards.com

    Description
    TV Edwards offers services in many areas of law including crime, family, welfare, mental health, prison and extradition. The criminal department has a specialist team providing advice and representation for young people at the police station, courts and on appeal.

    Located address
    Owner, Member Partner, Head of Family Department Alison Leivesley, 35, Mile End Road, London E1 4TP, tel: 020 3440 8000, fax: 020 3357 9587

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Community care , Criminal justice , Disability , Employment , Family law , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits , Wills and trusts


  • Whitehead Monckton - Lawyers and Investment Managers
    www.whitehead-monckton.co.uk

    Description
    Whitehead Monckton is a law firm with offices in Maidstone and TEnterden, Kent.  It can offer advice in areas of mental health, mental capacity, wills and trusts and lasting powers of attorney, as well as Court of Protection matters.

    Located address
    Partner Kerin Speedie, Monckton House, 72, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1BL, tel: 01622 698000, fax: 01622 690050

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Employment , Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Welfare benefits , Wills and trusts


  • WMC Legal LLP
    http://www.wmclegal.co.uk/criminal-defence/young-vulnerable-people/

    Description
    WMC Legal LLP are a firm of criminal defence solicitors. They are committed to helping guide vulnerable defendants through the criminal justice system and have significant experience in assisting people who are diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

    Located address
    Solicitor Oliver Mills, 24, Liverpool Gardens , Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1RY, tel: 01903 214186

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people

    Advocacy issues supported
    Child protection , Criminal justice , Family law , Mental capacity , Mental health


  • Wordswell
    www.wordswell.co.uk

    Description
    Wordswell, a team of independent speech and language therapists, provide: Assessment; Reports, including those for special educational needs statementing; Medico-legal reports; Individual therapy; Therapy groups including social skills; Home visits; School visits; Review; Speech and language therapy programmes; Attendance at SENDIST tribunals or at court as an expert witness; Training for professionals; Talks to local groups.

    Located address
    Director Janet O'Keefe, E-Space North, 181, Wisbech Road, Littleport, Cambridgeshire CB6 1RA, tel: 0333 123 8895

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Learning Disability

    Advocacy issues supported
    Disability , Education


  • Wrigleys Solicitors
    www.disabilitylegalservices.co.uk

    Description
    Wrigleys acts as deputies, trustees and trust administrators for vulnerable people. We set up a specialist community care sevice in May 2010 (www.communitycaresolicitors.co.uk), although the practice had been dealing with such queries before then. Our aim is to develop a comprehensive legal service for people with disabilities. We provide specialist wills and trusts advice to disabled people and their families. We are Court of Protection specialists. We have a specialist property service. The community care service provides advice and representation on most NHS and social service issues.

    Located address
    Solicitor Austin Thornton, 3rd Floor Fountain Precinct, Balm Green, Sheffield S1 2JA, tel: 0114 267 5588, fax: 0114 276 3176

    Advocacy groups served
    Adults , Children , Generic , Learning Disability , Mental Health , Older people , Parents/Carers

    Advocacy issues supported
    Community care , Disability , Employment , Learning Disability , Mental capacity , Mental health , Wills and trusts

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